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Day 18: Sing songs together

We are mostly a household moved by music.  Except Papa.  Until just a few years ago he never even listened to the words.  *gasp*  Today, we will sing songs together.  Which songs?  Probably not the ones you will sing… Continue reading Day 18: Sing songs together


Days 12, 13 & 14: Lots of stuff

So here’s the thing: it was choir concert weekend.  You’d think I’d have learned to schedule my posts when these kinds of things are coming, but alas…  There was a choir rehearsal for Girly Saturday morning for 2 hours, then we had an hour off before BigGuy’s rehearsal (which included eating lunch with the choir).  Sunday we had soccer at 9:30am, call time for the first concert at 1:30pm, finished that and got home by 3:30pm and then had to get BigGuy dressed, fed, and to his 5:30pm call time for his concert.

We did, however, manage to keep up with our seasonal activities…  Continue reading Days 12, 13 & 14: Lots of stuff

BigGuy enters “middle school” for 2015-2016

My BigGuy would be entering 6th grade in the fall if he were in public school.  As we were discussing what he’d like to learn this year, he noted that Algebra I and Physics would normally be high school classes.  I agreed.  He asked “If that’s the case, what grade would I be in if I were in school?”

That was a relatively long discussion.

Continue reading BigGuy enters “middle school” for 2015-2016

BigGuy had quite a performance

BigGuy choir uniform with tie

Last night, our BigGuy went off to his second performance with his boys choir; and his first in full regalia.   I broke down and got his hair cut so he didn’t ACTUALLY look like that.  I don’t care what other people think of his hair.  It causes me physical eyestrain pain to see it hang in his eyes.  Nobody’s ever said anything about his long hair (and dude–it’s been WAY longer than this.  I’m not sure how I got through this stage when he grew it longer).

But my son’s choir sang with the American Boychoir (which is like the United States version of the Vienna Boys Choir).  It was such an honor! Continue reading BigGuy had quite a performance

Our weekend in a nutshell

BigGuy and Papa left the house at 7am this morning for an all-day choir retreat meant to introduce the boys and get them better acquainted.  Papa (thankfully) put out a forgotten box of CSA food that someone e-mailed us about yesterday to schedule picking up today.  So Girly and I “slept in”… which means “Girly slept and I laid trapped under her because I couldn’t fall back asleep”.  But it was nice.  It was so crisp and cool and all of the windows were open… it was just lovely.

Girly and I ate some of the deviled eggs Papa made last night to facilitate a speedy breakfast, and then I showered and we did Girly’s hair (for. an. hour.)  Then leftovers for lunch, a trip to get a Mama-Girly pedi, then we watched Robin Hood.

She has a soccer game at 3pm, the boys come home at 5, and there’s a block party on our former block that we’ll head to for dinner.

Tomorrow there is NOTHING. ON. THE CALENDAR.  Which is good because mama needs to prep for the week and we really need to preserve a LOT of produce.  Srsly.  In fact, I think we’ll be making another batch of ketchup because we just have so many tomatoes.  Cray-cray.